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■(TB) 'Greenan Castle'

1971, Beattie

'Greenan Castle' (Ron Beattie, R. 1970). Seedling# 65-36. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards light orange (RHS 28C), more golden on edge; falls yellow-orange (22C) flushed apricot; rosy apricot styles flushed pink; tangerine beard. 'Secret Love' X 'Gala Gown'. Beattie 1971. High Commendation 1967; Honorable Mention 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #202 July 1971 Introducing GREENAN CASTLE (Beattie '71). HC '67. No. 65-36. $20.00. A luminous pink-apricot with self beard. Heavily, all over, gold dusted. Adequately branched and an excellent grower. Tested from Canada to New York to Kansas and in California, with rave reports. Ronald Beattie
Ronald Beattie's GREENAN CASTLE is unique among the apricot-orange toned irises because of a pink undertone. Quite unlike anything we've had so far. The color is bright; the plant is strong. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 19.]
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Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GreenanCastle01.JPGJPG GreenanCastle01.JPG manage 54 K 24 Nov 2014 - 19:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GreenanCastle02.JPGJPG GreenanCastle02.JPG manage 76 K 18 Aug 2021 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GreenanCastleBHI.jpgjpg GreenanCastleBHI.jpg manage 67 K 18 Nov 2011 - 19:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GreenanCastleBJ.JPGJPG GreenanCastleBJ.JPG manage 61 K 12 Feb 2012 - 19:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
GreenanCastleDE.jpgjpg GreenanCastleDE.jpg manage 49 K 12 Aug 2012 - 18:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
greenancastle9.JPGJPG greenancastle9.JPG manage 354 K 13 Feb 2021 - 21:18 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
greenancastledelane.jpgjpg greenancastledelane.jpg manage 123 K 31 Dec 2021 - 13:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r16 - 08 Nov 2023, dougchyz
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